Cupping Massage In Edmonton
Cupping massage therapy has been a popular form of medicine in China for thousands of years but what a lot of people don’t know is that it actually first began with the Egyptians. The history of this modality of treatment is quite interesting.
During the traditional cupping process, a therapist will sometimes simply place glass cups and use a vacuum to get the sealing action, sometimes the therapist will use something flammable in a cup and set it on fire putting the cup on your skin when the fire goes out. Normally, the cups are made of glass, bamboo or Earthenware, which are fragile and inflexible. The development of modern materials has made it possible to use silicone cups which are portable, pliable and unbreakable and can be used interactively with Massage Therapy treatment.
What is the working principal of silicone cups?
Traditionally, therapists use fire to remove oxygen from the cup to create suction, but when you use silicone cups for massage, you just need to squeeze the cups to create vacuum and the amount of vacuum is controlled by yourself by varying the compression of the cups. After squeeze, the suction of the cups can pull up your skin and tissues. Unlike manual tissue massage, which presses down on the tissue, silicone cups pull up the tissue without pain.
At Custom Bodies Fitness and Massage we incorporate silicone cupping into our massage sessions. This is called Kinetic or dynamic cupping massage therapy and it is a highly useful treatment that can address a wide range of health issues.
At Custom Bodies Fitness and Massage, our therapists are certified Kinetic Massage therapists and primarily use Soft Silicone Cups incorporated into our full-body deep tissue massage sessions. It is a slightly different experience in that cups are not left in place for very long and are moved along with massage strokes until the tight or troubled areas are found at which time we focus directly on these areas.
Book your massage today and remember that kinetic or dynamic cupping will always be part of the treatment (if the client wishes) and at no extra cost.